One of the cities whose Church is addressed in Revelation (2:12); capital of the Roman province of Asia, and the site of ‘ Satan's throne’ (Rev. 2:13), which perhaps means that it was a centre of worship of the Roman emperor.

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  • PERGAMUM — PERGAMUM, ancient city (and kingdom) near the N.W. coast of Asia Minor (now Bergama, Turkey). Independent from the early third century B.C.E., Pergamum thrived primarily during the early Roman advances eastward in the first half of the second… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pergamum — (ital.: Pergamo) ist ein Titularbistum der römisch katholischen Kirche. Es geht zurück auf einen untergegangenen Bischofssitz in der antiken Stadt Pergamon, die in der römischen Provinz Asia (heute westliche Türkei) lag. Der Bischofssitz war der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PERGAMUM — urbs Thraciae mediterranea Ptol …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Pergamum — [pʉr′gə məm] 1. ancient Greek kingdom occupying most of W Asia Minor (fl. 2d cent. B.C. ): later a Roman province 2. ancient capital of this kingdom, the present site of Bergama, Turkey …   English World dictionary

  • Pergamum — Pergamene /perr geuh meen /, Pergamic /peuhr gam ik/, adj. Pergamenian, adj., n. /perr geuh meuhm/, n. 1. an ancient Greek kingdom on the coast of Asia Minor: later a Roman province. 2. the ancient capital of this kingdom; now the site of Bergama …   Universalium

  • Pergamum — Infobox Settlement official name = Pergamon (Πέργαμος) other name = (Bergama) native name = Ancient Greek City imagesize = 280px image caption = Reconstructed Temple of Trajan at PergamonLocation map Turkey label=Pergamon label size=100… …   Wikipedia

  • Pergamum — or Pergamus or Pergamos geographical name 1. ancient Greek kingdom covering most of Asia Minor; at its height 263 133 B.C. 2. (or modern Bergama) city W Turkey NNE of Izmir capital of ancient Pergamum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pergamum — noun An ancient Greek city, in western Anatolia, near modern Bergama Syn: Pergamon …   Wiktionary

  • Pergamum — Pẹr|ga|mon, Pẹr|ga|mum: antike Stadt im Nordwesten Kleinasiens. * * * Pẹr|ga|mon, Pẹr|ga|mum: antike Stadt im Nordwesten Kleinasiens …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pergamum — Per•ga•mum [[t]ˈpɜr gə məm[/t]] n. 1) anh geg an ancient Greek kingdom on the coast of Asia Minor: later a Roman province 2) anh geg the ancient capital of this kingdom: now the site of Bergama, in W Turkey …   From formal English to slang

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